The markets of Barcelona are becoming more attractive: if in 2013 57.8 million people visited it, in the past year this figure jumped to 66.8 million. At the same time, locals and tourists don’t just walk along the aisles, examining the shop windows that are bursting with goods, but are actively purchasing meat, fruits, and vegetables. The average spending price per person reaches 16 euros.
Why does the consumers’ way lead not to the «Mercadona» or other supermarkets, but to the marketplaces? The representative of the municipality Montserrat Ballarín explains that the reason is the bright atmosphere of the latter and the variety of products presented there. By the way, the authorities are actively investing in the construction of new places where farmers and fishermen will be able to sell fresh food: last year in Sant Andreu, Bon Pastor and Vall d’Hebron they were busy working on the construction of other market premises. The current priorities are the completion of the Sant Antoni market restoration, as well as the expansion of the network of so-called «Green Markets», where only environmentally friendly products will be presented. On this the city authorities are ready to spend more than 30 million euros.